Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup

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Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup
Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup.png
Released 9 August 2005 (Update)
Type Minigame
Members Yes
Location Tai Bwo Wannai
Participants 1
Skills Woodcutting, Combat. Can get experience in: Agility, Cooking, Herblore, Mining.
Reward currency Trading sticks
Tutorial No
Music None
Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup logo.jpg

Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup is a members minigame that takes place around the village of Tai Bwo Wannai on western Karamja. The game centres around contributing to various tasks around the village to earn the favour of the local villagers and receive trading sticks as a reward.

Players must have completed the Jungle Potion quest before they can take part in the minigame. To begin this minigame, speak to Murcaily north-east of the minigame icon, right next to the gate to the hardwood grove entrance.

It is popular due to the special Hardwood Grove Woodcutting area containing teak and Mahogany trees, which are only accessible by paying 100 trading sticks. It is also a good way to obtain the snake hides necessary for Snakeskin armour and is the most reliable way to obtain proboscis.

Acquiring 100% Tai Bwo Favour rating, cooking spider on stick with thatch spar, exchanging gout tuber & trading sticks with Safta Doc for gem-bladed machetes and cutting teak & mahogany trees in Karamja are all requirements for the medium Karamja Diary.

Acquiring 60% Tai Bwo Favour rating is also a quest requirement for My Arm's Big Adventure (will be deducted during quest, therefore recommended to get 100% for diary prior starting the quest).

Besides the trading sticks, the following items are obtainable while playing this minigame:

Necessary items[edit | edit source]

Many useful supplies are sold at Jiminua's Jungle Store to the north-west. Consider bringing coins and understocking on those items until needed to conserve inventory space. Aisles is also located at the store, and will exchange bank notes for 5 coins per note, so it is advisable to bring stacks of noted supplies (especially useful if fighting broodoo victims).

If fighting the broodoo victims (approximately 8 doses per victim):

  • Relicym's balm to damage orange victims.
  • Antipoison to damage green victims.
  • Edible food to damage white victims, preferably low healing. Sacks of potatoes, cabbages, or onions are a good option, as they allow many pieces to be carried in a single inventory spot. You can also kill chickens inside the village and cook them on a permanent fire south of the fenced area, but that's somewhat slow.


Gameplay[edit | edit source]

To start the minigame, players must speak to Murcaily on the east side of the village, near the Hardwood Grove. He will tell players about the people who have started to return only to find their village overrun by jungle and other nasty surprises. He will then tell the player that in order to help out, they must help rebuild and reinforce the village fence by cutting the jungle.

In return, players will gain favour, which can be exchanged with villagers for trading sticks. Players can get a machete from Jiminua's Jungle Store to the north-west for about 60 coins. Players earn Tai Bwo Favour rating by hacking the various levels of jungle and by killing the monsters that appear. This rating allows players to acquire trading sticks from the locals which later can be used to purchase various rewards and services.

Cutting jungle[edit | edit source]

A player cutting medium jungle near Tai Bwo Wannai Village.

There are three types of jungle surrounding the village, with light being the most common and dense the most rare. A machete is required to cut them. Players can also obtain opal, jade and red topaz machetes, which have a progressively higher speed at chopping down the jungles. Failing to hack any type of jungle yields 1 Woodcutting Woodcutting XP.

Jungle Type Woodcutting Woodcutting Requirement Woodcutting Woodcutting XP Gained Notes
Light 10 32 Easy to cut but more spars required for repairing the fence.
Medium 20 55 Slightly more difficult and slower to cut but fewer thatching spars required.
Dense 35 80 Difficult to cut and relatively slow, but very good for repairing the fence.

Repairing village fence[edit | edit source]

A player repairing a part of the village fence in Tai Bwo Wannai.

The rotten village fence can be repaired with a machete and thatching spars that players acquire from cutting jungle. The village fence can be repaired with different types of thatch spars. After being repaired, the fence can be reinforced the same way. However, the fence will eventually decay back to a rotten village fence.

Thatch Type Woodcutting Woodcutting XP Gained Favour Gained
Light 28.1 0.1%
Medium 42.1 0.3%
Dense 65.1 0.5%

Events[edit | edit source]

Several types of enemies may attack players while they are cutting jungle. They work the same way as random events—sometimes one kind will pop up, sometimes another. All poison conditions in this minigame start at 11 damage per hit. The player may also reveal gout tubers or gem rocks while cutting these.

For lower levels who want to minimise their need for praying and poison cures, it could be advantageous to let a mosquito or swarm continually attack the player while they continue with the minigame. This will also prevent the player from getting hit by any broodoo victim attacks.

Event Chance[1]
Jungle spider 22%
Tribesman 21%
Bush snake 21%
Large mosquito 8%
Mosquito swarm (level 17) 7%
Mosquito swarm (level 20) 6%
Gem rocks 5%
Broodoo victim (food) 4%
Broodoo victim (poison) 3%
Broodoo victim (disease) 2%
Gout tuber 1%

Threats to the village[edit | edit source]

Monster Level Drops Notes Poisonous? Favour Gained
Large mosquito 13 Proboscis Yields some Agility experience when killed. No 1%
Mosquito swarm 17, 20 Proboscis Yields some Agility experience when killed. No 1%
Tribesman 32 Bones Tribesmen found inside village and other places have a larger drop pool. Yes 1-2%
Bush Snake 35 Snake hide Snake hide can be used in Crafting to craft Snakeskin armour. Yes 1%
Jungle spider 44 Spider carcass Spider carcass can be attached to Skewer sticks made by using a machete to thatching spars to make a Spider on stick. It can be cooked for food. No 1-2%

You may also kill wild Jungle spiders (such as those wandering north of the calquat patch) to earn favour. This is a much faster method to earn favour for players with high combat levels. Remember that prayer is essentially free here with the Tribal Statue so close by. (Note: you will have to obtain trading sticks at least once first by repairing one of the rotten fences and speaking to Murcaily before being able to use this method. If this is not done, the jungle spiders will grant no favour). Should you use this method, you will not find any Gout tubers.

Note: Killing other player's enemy spawn awards the killer the favour, not the player who spawned it.

Broodoo victims[edit | edit source]

Broodoo victims are an enemy category of their own. They are combat level 60 and come in three different colours. If Tai Bwo Wannai Trio has been completed, they will not be a problem to kill with Protect from Magic, as the Tribal Statue nearby works as an altar (Note: the statue will only work after you have spoken to Tinsay in the village). Otherwise, their powerful and far-ranging magical attacks are the reason dragonhide armour is strongly advised for the minigame. Though they can be killed by normal means, they take significantly reduced damage from normal attacks thus it is recommended to exploit the specific weakness relating to how they were killed if Tai Bwo Wannai Trio has not been completed.

To kill them by normal means, it helps to have high combat stats and an appropriate weapon of choice at that level.

Note: Each victim is worth ~3% favour, 1% more than a jungle spider. It's not recommended to fight them unless you want their drops. Broodoo victims drop tribal masks, which may be combined with two snakeskins and eight nails to make a broodoo shield.

Useful events[edit | edit source]

Sometimes instead of a monster spawn, there may be something beneficial to players.

Gout tuber uncovered under some jungle.
A gem rock uncovered under some jungle.
  • Gout tuber - It can be dug up with a spade (use the spade on the tuber) and either sold to Gabooty or planted and grown with the Farming skill to trade to Sanfew in Taverley for other herbs, neither of which is recommended. Due to its rarity and use in the medium Karamja Diary, it can be sold to other players for 1,375,621. Current estimates place the chance of an event happening while chopping between 10% and 20%, depending on Woodcutting level.
  • Gem rocks - With level 40 Mining, it can be mined with a pickaxe to obtain three random uncut gems, ranging from opal to diamond.

Collecting trading sticks[edit | edit source]

Almost every villager in the Tai Bwo Wannai will give players trading sticks in return for some of their favour percentage (for example if you are given 100 sticks your favour will be reduced by around 10%). The amount of trading sticks received at any one time depends on the player's favour. The amount is also increased if the player is wearing villager clothes that can be bought from Gabooty.

  • Trading sticks CANNOT be claimed until after speaking with one of the trading stick suppliers below and having them explain in detail what the cleanup involves. Once players have claimed trading sticks from a villager, they must wait a set period of time before they can ask the same person for trading sticks again. Changing worlds does not work. Once the favour percentage runs out, the villagers will no longer give trading sticks.
  • Trading sticks CANNOT be claimed until you have also repaired a part of the village's fence.
  • Trading sticks CANNOT be claimed until you have claimed your first trading sticks from Murcaily.
  • Trading sticks CAN be claimed before you surpass 50% favour.
  • Trading sticks CANNOT be claimed if you are in the middle of My Arm's Big Adventure where you get hardy gout tubers from Murcaily.

Trading stick suppliers spread around the village—some of them are upstairs, and some are far outside the fences. They also move around, so it may take some effort to find them.

Note: You must receive your first trading sticks from Murcaily before being able to receive them from other villagers. You can tell if a villager has trading sticks for you by looking at their off-hand.

Note: Tamayu, Tiadeche, Timfraku, and Trufitus do NOT exchange trading sticks with players for work done in the village.

Suppliers are:

  • Gabooty - In the middle of the fenced area.
  • Sharimika - Upstairs of the northern building of the fenced area. Accessed using the ladder to the east of the building and walk across the bridge.
  • Layleen - Upstairs of the northern building of the fenced area. Accessed using the ladder to the east of the building and walking across two bridges.
  • Mamma Bufetta - Northern building of the fenced area. Accessed using the ladder to the east of it and then down the next ladder to the west over the bridge.
  • Murcaily - Just outside of the Hardwood Grove on the west side.
  • Karaday - Just outside of the eastern quest start point on the map.
  • Rionasta - Near the western quest start point on the map.
  • Safta Doc - Near the anvil in the northern part of the area.
  • Fanellaman - Walks along the western coast, to the west of the anvil.
  • Jagbakoba - Outside the fenced area on the south side, where the fires are (a dark patch on the map).

Rionasta's Parcel Service[edit | edit source]

In addition to supplying trading sticks, Rionasta has the added advantage of providing players the means to send items to their bank without a lengthy trip to Ardougne, Shilo Village, or Mor Ul Rek. Banking any item costs 10 trading sticks, whether it is stackable or not. The service can be accessed by speaking to Rionasta and asking what he does around there.

Note: Rionasta only lets players deposit items, not withdraw them. His service also does not include currency, whether it be coins or trading sticks.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
18 December 2014

Fixed a game message typo during Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup.

References[edit | edit source]

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